Are you leaving money on the table?

Not taking advantage of energy rebates offered by your local utility company could be costing you money, both in higher utility bills and money back. For instance, LG&E offers rebate programs for commercial customers who upgrade or install certain high-efficiency equipment, such as lighting, air conditioning, chillers and more.

Michele Negley, the senior vice president for CLEAResult’s Southern Region, outlined some tips for capturing rebates in a recent Behind the Meter podcast:

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 7.54.20 PM1. Get a decision-making framework and team in place. The most critical question may be, “Are the right players at the table?” Engage everyone from the c-suite to the energy manager to engineering, says Negley.

2. Bring energy rebate opportunities to the team for review and prioritization.

3. Asses your current situation and benchmark usage. Utilities or their partners will likely offer tools to help business, schools and other organizations make those assessments.

4. Reach out to your local utility for guidance. Many utilities maintain lists of trade allies available to help businesses identify opportunities to reduce energy costs, and they will provide those recommendations for free, says Negley.

Listen to the full podcast here. Behind the Meter is produced by Energy Manager Today.